"Spiral pasta tossed with a super easy tomato sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and garnished with fresh basil. A lovely, simple dish. This is so easy and really yummy!" — LYNN DOIRON
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extra virgin olive oil
garlic, peeled and chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes, drained
fusilli (spiral) pasta
salt and pepper to taste
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
fresh basil leaves for garnish
I loved how easy and delicious this dish was. I did make some modifications though, which I think truly added to the flavor of this dish. I added olives and a couple splashes of red wine as the sauce was simmering. I used pennine rigate instead of fusili. After tossing the pennine in the sauce, I added some crumbled feta cheese and then tossed again. I served with grated parmesan cheese on top. This dish is to die for....so yummy.
Okay, well this is good and will do for a busy day. It is a no-brainer, soooo easy to make and I did not even have to buy any of the ingredients since I already had them all on hand. I might make this again but will add grilled chicken.
I enjoyed this recipe and plan on adding it to my regular rotation. I followed the recipe exactly and recommend it. Some people may want to add some garlic.
Very good recipe! Definitely add salt. I added a splash of red wine and some Italian spice and a dash of fat-free creamer, and I think it would have been fantastic without the pesto, which itself was great. The addition of the pesto makes the red tomato sauce an unusual color...I didn't mind but it might throw off kids or people who aren't expecting it. All in all, a success.
easy to make. added sausages and fresh tomatoes. delicious.
This is a very good dish I will make again!
I used long fusili and topped the pasta with pieces of grilled chicken.
I added kalamata olives and a couple splashes of red wine to the sauce as other reviewers suggested.
Appreciated how easy it was. I would double the amount of sauce for the noodles though.
I was very impressed with how this recipe turned out. I guess by some interpretations it may be a bit bland, but I fully enjoyed the light flavor as did my guests. I will definitely make it again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 113
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